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STACIE’S PUMPKIN MUFFINS

(*This recipe was posted in my other blog PaleoCurious in 2013 and I am reposting it here)

Last weekend, I went to Omaha, NE to visit some of my favorite college chums. We try to get together 1-2 times a year because it’s cheaper than therapy. This past trip was a blast as we laughed, make fun of each other, and watched a movie that we later quoted from the rest of the weekend. (If you haven’t seen Sordid Lives, go watch it on Netflix…it is hilarious!) Our friend Stacie made some incredible paleo pumpkin muffins. I know there are a gazillion pumpkin muffin recipes out there, but I can tell you these were legit. Her recipe has some honey in it, but if you are doing a Whole30, no sugar version of paleo, they still taste good without the added sugar. I’ve made them sans the sugar so I know!

Ingredients

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1/4 C coconut flour
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground cloves
***OR 2 t pumpkin pie spice instead of individual spices
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 C pureed pumpkin
6 eggs beaten
4 T coconut oil or unsalted Kerrygold butter, gently melted
1/3 C honey
1 t vanilla extract
1/41/2 C chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 C semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (optional) or 1/2 C raisins (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin pans very well.
Sift coconut flour, baking soda, salt and spices into a small bowl, blend well and set aside.
Place Pumpkin puree in mixing bowl and whisk eggs one at a time into the pumpkin.
Add gently melted coconut oil or butter, honey, and vanilla to pumpkin mixture and combine thoroughly.
Add flour mixture to egg and pumpkin mixture and blend well with a whisk until most of the floury lumps are gone, but don’t stir more than necessary to blend.
Gently fold in nuts, chocolate chips or raisins if using them.
Spoon into each muffin tin two thirds full.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Notes

I purchased these great muffin tins from Sur laTable at my friend’s suggestion.  They are awesome because nothing sticks to them, even if you don’t use parchment liners.  I got rid of all my cruddy pans, invested in two of these and am so glad I did.

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